Socialized housing nonprofit group Base Bahay Foundation Inc. today turned over today 50 homes for families in Cabug, Negros Occidental.

The ceremony proved to be another milestone for Base Bahay, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK), as the foundation continues to provide disaster-resilient shelter for communities in need.

“Today marks another milestone for Base Bahay and our partnership with Gawad Kalinga. As we continue to grow as a nonprofit foundation, we are also proud to say that we continue to rebuild communities through permanent and sustainable housing solutions,” said Maricen Jalandoni, General Manager of Base Bahay.

The houses are designed to provide simple, decent, gender sensitive, durable and affordable housing to families living in poverty.

GK Head Bobby Magalona opened the ceremony attended by partners from the local government to include Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Barangay Captain Jojo Malayang.

Backed by the HILTI Foundation, Base Bahay is known for their use of Cement Bamboo Frame (CBF) technology to build sustainable and disaster-resilient homes for communities living in disaster-prone and high-density urban areas. Through this technology, families can feel more secured when typhoon or earthquake strikes again.

“Roughly just four years after introducing this technology in the Philippines, we have already seen how it has improved the lives of every farmer, family and partner who make up Base Bahay’s value chain, particularly of those whose main problem is something as basic as shelter,” adds Jalandoni.

“We want to encourage others to build better homes today, homes that are permanent and designed to withstand natural disaster in order that we may reduce, not only destruction of property, but more importantly, the loss of lives due to collapsed or blown away homes” said Jalandoni.